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Enjoy this compilation of the most popular recipes from 2016! Thank you so much for spending time with me here this year at Aggie’s Kitchen – I wish everyone a very healthy and happy New Year!

Top 12 Most Popular Recipes of 2016 from AggiesKitchen.com

I love the week that falls between Christmas and New Year’s Day. I am a reflective person so it brings me a lot of joy to look back at my year of personal experiences, my family, and my blog. I have to admit, having a blog makes it much easier to remember since it’s all documented and stamped with a date…makes me appreciate what this blog means to me even more, although due to the evolution of the (sometimes big, bad, scary) internet I find myself sharing more about food and less about personal & family over the years. It’s all good.

2016 was interesting. I turned 40. I went back to college. I embraced fitness and got strong (surprised myself). My oldest started middle school. We survived a scary hurricane. My daughter was a guest judge for a recipe contest at a produce conference. My baby turned 3 and became a little person, not really a baby anymore. I went out of my comfort zone and was a speaker at a dietician/healthy blogger conference (and loved it). I traveled to Vermont, Savannah and the Florida Panhandle. My friend Kristen came to visit me and we went to see Justin Bieber and Mickey Mouse. My family & I went to Disney – a lot. I withdrew from college. My husband & I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary. I watched family members go through some health problems. We attended the most epic Indian wedding celebration. My daughter and I volunteered for the 2016 presidential campaign. I grew personally and professionally.

2016 was interesting, and good. As always, I’m ready and looking forward to a fresh start from starting a new year.

As for food…I shared a lot of recipes! I’m so grateful for all of you who visit me here, I wish you a very healthy and happy New Year.

Here are your favorites:

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Slow Cooker Chicken and Farro Chili

Warm up this winter with Slow Cooker Chicken and Farro Chili - so hearty & healthy, filled with veggies, lean protein, whole grains and Bush's Chili Beans. Recipe via aggieskitchen.com

Warm up this winter with Slow Cooker Chicken and Farro Chili – so hearty & healthy, filled with veggies, lean protein, whole grains and Bush’s Chili Beans. This post is sponsored and created in partnership with Bush’s Beans. My...

Cranberry Balsamic Skillet Chicken

Cranberry Balsamic Skillet Chicken comes together in just 30 minutes making it a perfect weeknight meal for your family!

Cranberry Balsamic Skillet Chicken comes together in just 30 minutes making it a perfect weeknight meal for your family! This recipe was created in partnership with Healthy Aperture Blogger Network for the #JuiceCentral campaign. I was compensated for my...

Black Bean and Egg Tostadas

Change up your egg and toast breakfast (or dinner) routine with these simple and healthy Black Bean and Egg Tostadas – comes together in just minutes with just a few staple ingredients. At breakfast, I’m typically an egg and...

Escarole Caesar Salad with Parmesan Walnut Lemon Dressing

Escarole Caesar Salad with Parmesan Walnut Vinaigrette and Polenta Croutons - a delicious twist on caesar salad! Recipe via aggieskitchen.com #thinkfisher

Escarole Caesar Salad with Parmesan Walnut Vinaigrette and Polenta Croutons – so much to love in this twist on caesar salad! A delicious addition to any holiday menu. Recipe created in partnership with Fisher Nuts. Whether we are ready...

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash {How To}

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash - great for meal prep!

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash couldn’t be more easy! Great for meal prep or last minute dinner prep. Ok, I’d like to take a survey – how many of you have purchased an Instant Pot this year? How many have...

DIY Healthy Holiday Gifts - simple ideas for homemade food gifts this season!

I’m so happy to have my sweet friend Liz from Shaw’s Simple Swaps here today sharing her ideas for DIY Healthy Holiday Gifts! Please be sure to say hello and share any ideas you have with us in the...

Swiss Chard with White Beans over Pasta - whole wheat pasta, greens and beans make this dish a hearty vegetarian pasta meal! Recipe via aggieskitchen.com

Swiss Chard with White Beans in Tomato Sauce over Pasta – whole wheat pasta, greens and beans make this dish a hearty vegetarian pasta meal! This recipe was created in partnership with Bush’s Beans. You all know by now,...

Harvest Farro Salad

Harvest Farro Salad is chock full of goodness and so much flavor! Such a delicious vegetarian grain salad to serve over the fall and winter season. Would be a great addition to holiday potlucks too! Recipe via aggieskitchen.com

Harvest Farro Salad is chock full of goodness and so much flavor – a delicious vegetarian grain salad to serve over the fall and winter season. Would be a tasty addition to holiday potlucks too!  This recipe was created...

Clementine Vinaigrette

'Tis the season for all things citrus! Love clementines and their sweet juice, try this Clementine Vinaigrette on your next salad! recipe via aggieskitchen.com

‘Tis the season for all things citrus! Love clementines and their sweet juice, try this Clementine Vinaigrette on your next salad! If you’ve never made homemade vinaigrette, you are missing out. Watch my video below and you’ll see how...

Pesto Pasta with Turkey and Kale

This Pesto Pasta with Turkey and Kale is a super easy weeknight meal that will get your kids eating kale! Hearty and healthy recipe via aggieskitchen.com

This Pesto Pasta with Turkey and Kale is a super easy weeknight meal that will get your kids eating kale! Click here to pin this recipe! I love connecting with other moms in the same “season” as me. With...